Joy of Museums

Exploring Museums, Art & Historic Sites

Columbus, Ohio Museums

Downtown Columbus OH

Columbus is the capital and largest city of Ohio and is the third-most populous state capital in the United States. Named for explorer Christopher Columbus, the city was founded in 1812 at the confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers.

The city has diverse cultural institutions and The Ohio State University, one of the largest universities in the United States. Columbus based museum’s that will be featured by the “Joy of Museums” include:

Essential Facts:

  • City:                      Columbus
  • Country:               United States
  • State:                     Ohio
  • Named for:          Christopher Columbus
  • Settled:                 1812
  • Population:         2 million – Metro


“If we wonder often, the gift of knowledge will come.” Arapaho Proverb



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